Back in January, I listed the five bookish resolutions that I have for this year. The second half of June is the perfect time to evaluate whether I’m on track to fulfil those goals or not. Spoiler alert: I’ve already failed one of them!
Let’s start with one resolution regarding which there’s still hope, though. I want to read 35 books until the end of the year. So far, I’ve only read 10 books, which would be worrying if I didn’t plan to read far more books in the second half of the year, thanks to the reading challenge 20 Books of Summer.
Taking part in more reading challenges or initiatives is another of my goals. Not only am I participating in 20 Books of Summer at the moment (I’ve only finished one book so far, mainly because almost two years and a half later COVID got me and I felt poorly), but I also took part in Reading Ireland Month, during which I read One by One in the Darknessby Deirdre Madden and DNFed Normal People by Sally Rooney, and Daphne du Maurier Reading Week, having started reading at the time The Flight of the Falcon, a novel I ended up only finishing some days later.
The time hasn’t yet come for me to try to fulfil my third resolution, though.
Only in November am I going to try to read three books by José Saramago to celebrate the centenary of his birth.
A goal I’ve already failed is to write six blog posts every month. I only posted five times in March, April and May. If I manage to read and review 20 books during the summer, that means I will have written more than six reviews in July and August, though, and I will have compensated my previous failings. I decided to be positive today!
Finally, I want to comment more on the content of other bloggers and creators. I’m not sure if I’ve been increasing my engagement with other blogs when it comes to comments… But I feel that I’ve been commenting more on Instagram posts, though, which wasn’t difficult, since I hardly ever commented there before.
Have you been fulfilling your bookish resolutions for 2022? Tell me in the comments!